The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has launched a new petition drive to curb elephant poaching and the illegal ivory trade, which have been increasing across the globe, with an unprecedented number of seizures of illegal ivory worldwide.
According to IFAW’s petition on Care2:
Within about 30 days in early 2012, 300 to 650 elephants were killed by heavily armed poachers in a single national park in Cameroon, out of an estimated national population of 3,000 to 5,000.
IFAW believes that even one elephant killed for its ivory is one too many. We will not stand by idly while elephants are needlessly slaughtered to meet a demand for luxury goods.
Join the fight to free elephants from the threat of ivory poaching.
Please sign this petition to urge the European Union to take immediate action to stop the poaching and to help protect the world’s elephants from the continued threat of ivory trade.
You can sign the petition here.